Snail, Hochstetter's Land

Description
Powelliphanta hochstetteri consobrina. A Hochstetter Land Snail browns in colour with a distinctive striped pattern. Interior contains a piece of paper, "P. consobrinus / Dun Saddle, east of Nelson / coll. P.R.J. -/5/73" handwritten in black. End of shell has "140" handwritten in black on it. Situated in a cardboard box with a white label with black printed text that reads "P. hochstetteri consobrina (Powell, 1936)".
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This subspecies is found on Mt Duppa and around Goulter's Bay in Nelson. It is a large carnivorous snails that eats earthworms, insects, and other snails. It is in decline and susceptible to habitat loss and predation. Little is known about this species.
Accession number
A96.882
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